• Short Summary

    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia made a brief stop-over in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on Thursday (20 February) on his way to Peking for an official visit.

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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia made a brief stop-over in the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on Thursday (20 February) on his way to Peking for an official visit.

    President Kaunda was greeted at Aden airport by the Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Council, President Salem Robaya. The Zambian President held an hour's talks with President Robaya on bilateral trade, economic relations and mutual co-operation.

    President Kaunda was accompanied by his wife and a high-powered 37-man delegation, including Cabinet Ministers and prominent members of the Central Committee of Zambia's ruling National Independence Party. The Cabinet Ministers included Foreign Minister Vernon Mwaanga, Development Minister Paul Lusaka, Power, Transport and Works Minister Ackson Soko and Commerce Minister Rajah Kunda.

    President Kaunda left for Peking after three hours in Aden. No details were made available about the topics he would discuss with Chinese leaders during his eight-day visit. But it was understood the talks would centre on trade between Zambia and the People's Republic of China -- in particular oil and copper.

    The People's Republic of China has provided much of the finance and manpower for the construction of a 1,160-mile (1,856-kilometre) long railway which will give Zambia access to the East African coast.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T2WN2T2XDTXUVZ3VHAOF95N
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T2WN2T2XDTXUVZ3VHAOF95N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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